28/10/2021 - 11/12/2021

Recent Work - Collage

Gladys Nilsson - Games

Hales is delighted to announce Games, a solo exhibition of works by revered artist Gladys Nilsson. Nilsson’s second exhibition with the gallery focuses on collages made from 2014 to the present day.

Nilsson (b.1940, Chicago, IL, USA) studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1958-62. In 1973, the artist was among the first women to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Look closely at a Nilsson collage and you will discover eyes that meet, arms outstretch and embrace, and heads peek from behind trees. Playing with the rules of scale and proportion, nothing is out of bounds in Nilsson’s alternate reality. Teeming with tiny figures that add considerable weight to the composition, the works are full of narrative, dialogue and relationships.


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